Giants GM Dave Gettleman Retires, Search For Next GM Begins

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New York Giants‘ Dave Gettleman announced Monday he is retiring as the organization’s senior vice president and general manager.

The team said Gettleman informed Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch before telling the players and coaches in their final team meeting of the 2021 season on Monday morning.

“It was a privilege to serve as the general manager of the New York Giants the last four years and to have spent so many years of my career with this franchise,” Gettleman said. “We obviously have not had the on-the-field success I expected, and that is disappointing. However, I have many fond memories here, including two Super Bowl victories, and I wish the team and organization only the best moving forward. There are many good people here who pour their souls into this organization. I am proud to have worked alongside them.”

Gettleman entered the NFL in 1986 with the Buffalo Bills and joined the Giants in the spring of 1998 as then-pro personnel director Tim Rooney’s assistant.

He was promoted to pro personnel director in the spring of 1999 upon Rooney’s retirement. Gettleman stayed in the position for 13 years. In 2012, Gettleman was the team’s senior pro personnel analyst, the team said.

From 2013-16, he served as the general manager of the Carolina Panthers and re-joined the Giants in 2018.

“We would like to thank Dave for his commitment to this franchise,” Mara and Tisch said in a joint statement. “He has had a highly accomplished 35-year career in the National Football League. Dave was integral in building three of our Super Bowl teams, including two championship teams, and we wish Dave, his wife Joanne and their entire family all the best in his retirement.”

New York Giants head coach Joe Judge reportedly will return for 2022.

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Written by Megan Turner

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